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Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Preaching, Politics, Publishing, and Passion


One of the things I enjoy most about Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, is that he doesn't take himself too seriously. He has a very serious job and has some mighty serious things to say. Yet like the wise man he is, Dr. Meyer manages to opine with a sense of wit that brings to mind the line from act five, scene three of Shakespeare's King Lear:

"Jesters do often prove prophets."

Dr. Meyer is also one of the first unofficial bloggers long before blogging was popular. I've been receiving The Meyer Minute for years. Check it out.

I've had the opportunity to break bread with this fine gentleman. He's the real deal.

Diane Meyer assists with Book Reviews and has her own very special gift of speaking and writing. You'll want to add The Meyer Minute to your Blogline list of favorites

I'd like to share today's Meyer Minute with you. Let me know what you think. Let Dr. Meyer know what you think.


Here’s a pandemic, not spread by birds but by moths. Although there are over 100,000 species of moths, the present danger comes from a very small group of moths, so small that some entomologists are overlooking the danger to our society. The disease these moths spread enters the mind and causes speech to deteriorate. The scientific name for this dangerous group of moths is lepidoptera perniciosa, commonly called the “cameramoth.” Like most moths that come out at night and fly toward light, these camera moths are attracted to TV cameras for the evening network and cable news shows. There is lepidoptera perniciosa senatorum, lepidopteraperniciosa congressorum, and lepidoptera perniciosa politicorumstategistorum, commonly called camera moths of the Senate, House, and political parties. Not that it’s wrong to be on TV but these camera moths use their celebrity to attack others for their own advancement or for the advancement of their species. When they’re in the TV lights, they slam their opponents on every imaginable subject. Meanwhile, mindless viewers are infected and forget how to engage in civil political discourse.

“Everything is permissible – but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible – but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.”
(1 Corinthians 10:23 -24).

Is there any way to turn the light out on these camera moths?

The End of Today's Meyer Minute

And that's what's on my mind today.
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